Feeling Cancunish?

In celebrating World Tourism Day, Aeromexico is offering special prices from Costa Rica to destinations around the world. You can fly to Cancun roundtrip for about $400; Mexico City $260 roundtrip. You can also fly to the U.S. or Canada for $550 roundtrip; Madrid, Spain for $825 roundtrip. Tickets must be purchased before Oct. 7 and used by March 31, 2017. Read more at www.aeromexico.com. Prensa Libre

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Red taxi drivers improving service

In an attempt to be more competitive, Coopetico (red taxis) is training its drivers in better customer service and support. This includes drivers taking courses in English and computers. Additionally, Coopetico has upgraded 60 percent of its fleet with newer vehicles. CR Hoy

 

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Foreigner robbed and beaten

Tuesday night a 74-year-old woman with the surname Donaleni living in Quebrada Azul, Guanacaste Tilaran was gagged, beaten and robbed. Robbers made off with a little more than $450,000 in jewelry and cash. A pistol and Uzi were taken as well. Her dogs were also poisoned. The case is being investigated. CR Hoy

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San Carlos robbers really busy

According to an official police website, there have been 486 robberies in the canton of San Carlos this year, what amounts to one robbery every 13 hours. That’s a theft rate of 259 per 100,000 inhabitants. The canton of Alajuela has had 512 muggings this year, but the population base is much greater. La Nación

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Wiretaps to be destroyed

Costa Rica’s constitutional court has ordered the state water company Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) to destroy recorded conversations it was using for disciplinary measures against an AyA official. The court ruled that wiretaps cannot be used for this purpose. Apparently the employee was using an 800 number for personal calls. La Nación

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Red taxi drivers at it again

Red taxi driver union leaders call it a protest; everyone else calls it a costly aggravation when red taxi drivers take to the streets in mass protest, which disrupts an already bad traffic situation and hurts the local economy. But Oct. 20 it looks like red taxi drivers will be demonstrating again, this time against the constitutional court, the CR government as well as their archenemy Uber. Diario Extra

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